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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$466K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$250K

2014

$322K

2015

$466K

2016

Number of Claims

3,155

2014

3,768

2015

4,925

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CARVEDILOL 448

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

XARELTO 348

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 15, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.